Lone Star Twitter Conference 2009


#1

Greetings

The Lone Star Ruby Conference is being renamed. We
are now LSTC, the Lone Star Twitter Conference.

We are accepting submissions for talks that have
anything to do with Twitter, tweets, twitter-mania,
you name it.

We also have new keynote speakers. This year we will
have Oprah and Ashton Kutcher as our keynote speakers.

It should be an exciting conference!

Okay, now that I have your attention, the deadline for
speaker submissions is getting close. There are just
over 10 days, 7 hours remaining before the deadline
on May 2 to submit a proposal.

If you plan on submitting a proposal, please use the
link below. As usual, speakers get full access to the
conference and training at no charge.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in August.
Please feel free to email us with your suggestions on
how we can make this your best conference of 2009.

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Lone Star Ruby Conference 2009
(Thu-Sat) August 27-29, 2009
Norris Conference Center
Austin, TX

Speakers:
We invite you to submit a proposal for a 45-minute or a
7-minute talk. The only requirement is that the topic be
Ruby related. (Note, although not finalized, expect
speaking time to be 35-minutes with 10-minutes of Q&A.)

Here are a few topics to give you some ideas:

  • Design and coding techniques
  • Testing tools and techniques
  • Developer productivity tips and tools
  • Patterns and best practices for developing Ruby code
  • MRI, Rubinius, JRuby, YARV
  • Rails, Rail3, Merb, Sinatra, Ramaze, Waves, etc
  • Ruby in the Enterprise
  • Ruby in Small Business
  • Ruby internals, meta programming
  • Data filtering, reporting, parsing

You name it. If it is Ruby related, we want to hear from you.

Please submit your proposal at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cFFLMDFLajgwYXRZSUx4RzY2TkxJT0E6MA

Trainers:
Hands-on training is back this year. Courses can be
either 3hr (half-day) or 6hr (full-day). It is
recommended that full-day courses be team taught.
Also, remember that trainers are compensated. Last
year LSRC 2008 paid out over $15,000 to trainers.

When submitting a course curriculum outline, remember
that a training course is NOT an extended talk.
Trainers should provide labs and hands on learning
experiences for the participants. Your course
submission should provide practical skills that
participants can take away and begin using immediately
to improve their coding.

Please submit your proposal at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cFFLMDFLajgwYXRZSUx4RzY2TkxJT0E6MA

Proposals are due May 2, 2009.

Registration for LSRC 2009 will open in early May.

See you in Austin in August!


Jim F.
Lone Star Ruby Foundation, President

For sponsorship, media or promotional partner opportunities,
contact Jim F. at lsrc2009 at gmail dot com.

P.S. Proposals are due by midnight May 2, 2009.

P.P.S. You can follow conference announcements on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/lsrc


#2

On Apr 22, 2009, at 9:25 PM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

It should be an exciting conference!

Okay, now that I have your attention, the deadline for
speaker submissions is getting close.

Priceless!

James Edward G. II


#3

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:25 PM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

The Lone Star Ruby Conference is being renamed. We
are now LSTC, the Lone Star Twitter Conference.

We are accepting submissions for talks that have
anything to do with Twitter, tweets, twitter-mania,
you name it.

So how about that Scala? I hear it’s good because it runs on the JVM,
unlike Ruby. Oh wait…


#4

Tony A. wrote:

So how about that Scala? I hear it’s good because it runs on the JVM,
unlike Ruby. Oh wait…

Hah, very nice :slight_smile:


#5

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:34 PM, James G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

have Oprah and Ashton Kutcher as our keynote speakers.

It should be an exciting conference!

Okay, now that I have your attention, the deadline for
speaker submissions is getting close.

Priceless!

Does this mean than only 120 characters will be allowed to attend?


Rick DeNatale

Blog: http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RickDeNatale
WWR: http://www.workingwithrails.com/person/9021-rick-denatale
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickdenatale


#6

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 9:41 AM, James G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

On Apr 23, 2009, at 8:35 AM, Rick DeNatale wrote:

Does this mean than only 120 characters will be allowed to attend?

Rick, did you just reveal yourself as a non-Twitter addict? (Twitter allows
140 characters.) Shame on you!

No, I just revealed my occasional, and seemingly all to frequent
innumeracy!


Rick DeNatale

Blog: http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RickDeNatale
WWR: http://www.workingwithrails.com/person/9021-rick-denatale
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickdenatale


#7

On Apr 23, 2009, at 8:35 AM, Rick DeNatale wrote:

Does this mean than only 120 characters will be allowed to attend?
Rick, did you just reveal yourself as a non-Twitter addict? (Twitter
allows 140 characters.) Shame on you!

James Edward G. II


#8

Hi Jim,

I’m considering submitting a proposal for some random deep geek thing,
possibly a tutorial session based on a Ruby+Unix presentation I’m
giving at GoRuCo next month, however coming from the UK and being on a
tight budget I’d need some assistance organising dirt cheap
accommodation etc. if my proposal is accepted. Is this something you
guys could help with?

Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net
http://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanormchugh